TEPCO's Fukushima Daichi nuclear power station No. 1 (left) and reactor No. 2 in May 2011
A disposal facility into which they've been pumping radioactive water from the Fukushima plant since the March disaster is almost full. They don't have anywhere else to put the stuff, so they're going to stop pumping out the tainted water until mid-June when a new facility comes online. They can't also stop pumping seawater into the damaged reactor core however. The seawater keeps it cool enough to stop it from melting down, but for every gallon of seawater that is pumped in, a gallon of radioactive seawater (that has to be safely stored) comes out. It's a major problem.
The Nikkei hit a 5 week low this morning, which oddly enough, had little to do with the after effects of the March disaster. Instead, stocks tumbled because construction and other infrastructure development activities in "developing" countries slowed, which in turn devalued machine shares.
Huh. Global economy. Go figure.
The U.S. Supreme court will decide if a Japanese couple can be deported because of false tax returns that bilked the government out of more than $200,000 worth of taxes. The couple have been permanent, lawful residents (but not citizens) since 1984, but monetary crimes over $10,000 are considered aggravated felonies.